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Old 07-06-2015, 06:42 PM
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I got a 4 month old male budgie today. I'm wondering if the name we chose will be too difficult for him to learn. We named him Carl. What do you all think? Will he be able to learn it or is it too strange of a sound for a budgie. I've never had one before so I'm pretty excited. =) TIA

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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

Congratulations on your new baby boy!

Carl is a nice name. It may be a bit difficult for your budgie because the "L" sound isn't easy for them. Hard constanants are easier for them to say (B, K, T, P etc.) But, over time they can learn to master "L" as well.

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Hello Welcome to talk budgies. I don't think that Carl would be to hard for your budgie to learn. But you have to repeat his name over and over again for months...I know that it sounds funny repeating his name forever but it takes time for them to get use to the word then when he has got it you can go onto teaching him pretty boy...... Start with easy words... When your budgie is making funny chipping noises say the words then as well.... You have to have a lot of patience when teaching him to talk... I know as my budgie talks and he says sentences and says over 50 different sayings... But when you have him talking wow it is fantastic when you hear them talk for the first time... We would love to see some photos of your budgie some time..I thought Indigo was hard for my bird to say so we shortened his name to Indi now he says Indi and Indigo. One more thing you have to only have one budgie for them to talk as far as I know. Male budgies make the best talkers...If you have two you will have to separate them in another room and teach both of them at different times...
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Congratulations on getting a budgie, Carl is a nice name I am sure with lots of practice and conversations between you he will pick it up .
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Im glad I found this forum! Lots of great information here. Right now we are stuck between the names Carl and Picasso.
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Hi and welcome to the forums!

You've received great tips on teaching Carl/Picasso how to talk from the other members
Keep us posted on his progress and the final name choice!

Congratulations on entering the wonderful and rewarding world of budgie ownership! Remember, if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask, as we'd love to help!

There are tons of resources on the forums that should help you on your journey with Carl.
Best of luck to you and hope to see more of both of you on the forums!
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new budgie!
Feel free to post some pics of your feathery friend when you have the chance.
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